Learn the benefits of cleansing for optimal health
An Isagenix Cleanse Day is a method of nutritionally supported intermittent fasting, and Cleanse Days aren’t complete without the benefits of Nourish for Life® (Cleanse for Life in US and Canada).
Intermittent Fasting With Nourish for Life
Intermittent fasting has become an increasingly popular strategy for achieving health and weight loss goals — for good reason. Mounting scientific research identifies the advantages of intermittent fasting, from support for weight loss and improvements in body composition to aiding in appetite control and benefits for metabolism (1-4). Despite the recent popularity of intermittent fasting, it’s always been a core component of the Isagenix System.
Cleanse Days go beyond ordinary fasting by incorporating nutritional strategies that support your results. On a Cleanse Day, you drink four 4-ounce servings of Nourish for Life, spaced evenly throughout the day. You’ll also choose from Cleanse Day support tools, or small snacks, to help you manage cravings and receive steady energy while keeping calories very low. The support of Nourish for Life helps you feel nourished and energised, allowing you to stay focused on your health and weight loss goals.
The Nutritional Cleansing Difference
Nourish for Life is formulated with a nourishing blend of vitamins and botanical ingredients to reinforce your body’s natural process of renewal and detoxification. Peppermint and aloe soothe the digestive system, nourishing B vitamins support metabolism, and a blend of adaptogenic herbs help reinforce the body’s resistance to stress.
A common concern with cleanses is the use of harsh laxatives and diuretic ingredients, but Nourish for Life does not contain any laxatives or diuretics. Unlike other types of cleanses, the Isagenix System of nutritional cleansing is clinically tested to be effective and safe (1, 5-6).
Nutrients for Cellular Support
Nourish for Life is scientifically tested for its benefits in supporting detoxification pathways in cells, which can be especially helpful on a Cleanse Day when the body’s natural detoxification systems work with fasting (7).
Most of us have been exposed to common environmental pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, for example. These environmental contaminants gradually accumulate in body fat through repeated exposure over time. When you are fasting, your body draws on stored energy from fat. As your body releases these stores into the bloodstream for energy, contaminants like PCBs are also released (8,9).
As part of an Isagenix System of Shake Days and Cleanse Days, Nourish for Life provided nutritional support in a study investigating the release of toxins during weight loss (9). In this study, an Isagenix System was compared to a heart-healthy diet comprised of ordinary, nutritious foods. Researchers found that nourishment provided by Isagenix products was associated with a reduction in measures of oxidative stress and improved antioxidant status during weight loss (9).
Your Essential Cleanse Day Partner
The blend of vitamins and botanical ingredients in Nourish for Life helps reinforce your body’s natural process of detoxification, which can be especially helpful on Cleanse Days. A Cleanse Day simply isn’t complete without the benefits of Nourish for Life.
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